Pat Boas’ paintings mine the gap between body, space, and language. Committed to abstraction, she is guided by a collage sensibility that brings together fragmented artifacts and incorporates suggestions of figuration, competing spatial systems, and art historical references as they arise. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, PDX Contemporary, the Art Gym and Oregon Contemporary (Portland, Oregon), the Schneider Museum of Art (Ashland, OR), the Hallie Ford Museum (Salem, OR), and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene, OR). Nationally her work has been exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM), the Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), the Salt Lake Art Center (Salt Lake, UT), the Nicolaysen Museum (Casper, WY), the Whatcom Museum (Bellingham, WA), the Eiteljorg Museum ( Indianapolis, IN), and the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH). She is a 2017 Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellow. Select honors, fellowships, grants and residencies include the Bonnie Bronson Fund, Caldera Arts Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, The Ford Family Foundation, Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Portland Art Museum, and Oregon’s Regional Arts and Culture Council. Reviews of Boas’ work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers. Represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon, she is a professor emerita in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.